Essay on No Excuse For Abuse By Singer Chris Brown

1248 Words Sep 16th, 2014 5 Pages
No Excuse for Abuse
It started with a text. February 7th, 2009 singer Rihanna was brutally beaten by her boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, after he had gotten a text on his cellphone from another woman. The fight ended with Rihanna bruised, bitten, and bleeding. With a lip nearly split to the bone and a swollen face, Rihanna was admitted into the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Though this is just one example of a domestic abuse incident, one in four women will experience in her lifetime. Domestic violence is defined as: acts of violence or abuse against a person living in one’s household, especially a member of one’s immediate family. Today, more and more women are staying in abusive relationships.
“Every 9 seconds in the U.S a woman is assaulted or beaten. Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women- more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined” (Domestic Violence Statistics). We often associate domestic violence with violence against women, many times we forget that men also fall victim to the violence also. “Between 1976 and 1996, there was a "sharp decrease" in the number of men murdered by intimate partners, whereas the number of women murdered by an intimate partner remained constant [more than four women per day]. Women are far more likely than men to be murdered by an intimate partner. Of those murdered by their intimate partner, 74% are women and 26% are men. In other words, nearly 3 out of 4 of the murders committed by intimate partners have a…

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